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Gardenia's Garden Podcast

Gardenia's Garden Podcast

By "The Real Gardenia" in the Garden
"Straight Up Real with Gardenia" - To Lift Your Spirit - Encouragement, Music, and Inspiration to give you a reason to press forward.
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This Day
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In this episode of Gardenia's Garden Podcast, I desire to speak to God about this day.  Each day is different; each day has its own uniqueness. The load can be so heavy, at times, that you could lose your way.  So, how will we get through those days?  Is it one time at a time? Let's talk about this day.
14:10
June 19, 2022
Healing the Ear
One of the topics that I discuss in my book is Proverbial Wisdom. It is one of the repeated themes in the book. One of the lessons that I speak about comes from my maternal grandmother. Her sayings were tied to life, like many wise women of her times. So today, I want to share her expression, “Don’t let your ear be a trash can for others.”  In this episode, "heal the ear."
10:01
June 12, 2022
What About Perspective?
People seem to have two things: an appetite and an opinion (perspective).  That is an old saying of my grandmother about people in general. She had a viewpoint, a philosophy, and an outlook on people that hold.  What is your perspective about life?  Does it affect your actions? Share your view after listening to this episode on Gardenia's Garden Podcast.
08:47
June 05, 2022
Yes - He Saw the Best in Me
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How many times did people count you out?  How many times have people seen only the worst in you?  Renew your mind.  Think about those things above of how God sees you.
19:16
May 29, 2022
God is Not My Habit - He is My All "Weekly Show on Anchor"
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This is not only my testimony but so many.  When you come to a place where God's presence is an everyday need in your life, it is because He is your all.  This personal relationship brings joy that is difficult to express.  It is especially so in times of trouble and distress.  He is your help and strength.  He is your all.  '
20:31
April 04, 2022
Healing to Be Blessed
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Healing hurts.  Healing that calls for forgiveness are beyond our capacity.  We need God to do this for us.  How do you know when you are healed?  Listen to the HEART of the matter.
22:06
March 28, 2022
Lent - Our Time of Gratitude
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A time of preparation, repentance, reflection, reset, and refreshing
28:08
March 14, 2022
A Place Called These
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It sounds weird that I call this place "These."  In the last few years, it seems like I have traveled there more and more.  No transportation costs are required. I am a "Frequent Flyer."
20:48
March 07, 2022
"Do You Have Enough Esther in You?"
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This episode is a reminder of how my mother-in-law stood in the gap for me at a time when I could not stand for myself. Everyone needs an "Esther" experience in hard times and an intercessor "to boot."  My beautiful mother-in-law left me a legacy that I cherish today.  Her view of Esther continues to inspire me.  "Is there an Esther in you?" she asked.  Forty years later, her view of Esther has made a difference in my life, and I have shared it with others.  I pulled from her strength at a time that I needed it most and God gave me an intercessor - a woman of strength in hard times.  Everyone needs an "Esther" experience in hard times. 
19:53
February 21, 2022
Keep On Believing
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This episode is for those who need to be encouraged on this life journey.  You are human.  Sometimes, it seems as if the billows are crashing into you; the sky is overcast, and the sun refuses to light your way.  It is only temporary.  The words in this episode were written around 1839 by Frank Huston.  The song is a reminder that God answers the prayers of His children.  To be in alignment with what God wants for you is a beautiful thing.  Amid the shadows, He is there.  You are not alone.
19:14
January 27, 2022
The Fast That God Ordered
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Enjoy this episode of a personal experience by the author, seeking solitude for development that will lead to a place of privacy for refreshing. For everything, there is a season.  Fasting is about giving up something of personal value, especially time.  We tend to want more time to service our own needs.  Intrusion, to us, is invasive.  We like to determine what to do with our time.  We cannot add nor subtract the hours and minutes of the day. Time is a gift from God, and He wants some of that time for seasoning us.  Time is different than a season.  In seasons, you expect a harvest time.  It contains a process of development.  It would help if you planted in the right season to produce the desired fruit.  To grow in your season, you must gather the tools for ripening the harvest.  Fasting is one of the tools for ripening the crop. 
10:58
January 19, 2022
My Dream, My Journey and My God with Dr. Jamila Jackson
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In this episode, Dr. Jamila Jackson shares with us her personal thoughts based on our theme, "My Dream, My Journey and My God.  She is one of God's visionary ministers. Listening to God's call for extraordinary and out-of-the-box , she is on a journey of Graceful Transformations. Listen as she shares how God is leading her in leadership to be sensitive to the call for nurturing, creating and producing. Listen to hear why the words of Unwritten speaks to her spirit: how sometimes your tries are outside the lines. Reach for something in the distance; so close, you can almost taste it; it is Unwritten until you write it.
26:52
September 29, 2021
Break the Yoke
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In this episode, I am transparent about there are times that servant leaders feel the weight of everyday living.  Living as a servant leader, requires faith.  Having faith in God makes the difference in what we hope for.  
17:14
September 22, 2021
The Children are Fighting!
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In this episode, I desire to leave you with several thoughts.  All of us are in a fight.  The difference between winning and losing, maybe the battle. "How does a servant leader fight? Does the servant leader fight in righteousness or to be right?  Who is righteous? Do you want to die by your own hands?" Enjoy this episode.  Listening is everything.
22:16
September 14, 2021
The Baby is Alive!
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In this episode, I share parts of a personal story of what it means that the baby is alive.  I am NOT dead!  Are you?
16:57
September 02, 2021
Prepared to Final
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This episode will speak to the very serious runner - not sprinters. I truly enjoyed preparing this episode.  It was a labor of love for my audience; simply because there are times when we feel defeated.  It is those times that we must refocus to finish the race.    This episode is to the runner who is in pursuit of doing things right all the time, even if you fall down, you get up. Why? You are prepared to final. Preparation to win is on the condition of being obedient to the Coach.
17:19
August 24, 2021
Transparency Built on Trust
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In this episode, our special guest is questioned about transparency as it relates to trust.  I think this episode will support others who desire to develop and improve relationships of trust and transparency.   My guest, Melissa T. McRae, explains why transparency is important in her personal and business relationships as it relates to conflict resolution and ways to move forward in transparency. My name is Gardenia T. Bulluck and I welcome you to this episode of Gardenia's Garden Podcast where listening is everything.
39:21
July 26, 2021
Gardenia's Garden Podcast Trailer
I am a person who has always loved to learn and explore.  I love connecting to people and listening to music.  It is my hope that you will travel with me through topics and create a special place for inspiring, reflecting, and celebrating as we have conversations and listen to amazing music.  This is a weekly show.  So, let's chat and inspire others along the journey.
00:41
July 20, 2021
What is the Deal with Safe Spaces?
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In this episode, I speak to you about why I am learning more about "safe spaces" in these catastrophe times. I open up about its value as it relates to my journey as a family member, caregiver, minister, and Christian author.  I think this episode will support others who desire to develop their leadership skill set while creating a space for listening.  I explain a little as to why my interest in this area is toward young people and why I believe yours should be as well.  My name is Gardenia T. Bulluck and I welcome you to this episode of Gardenia's Garden Podcast where listening is everything.
44:20
July 20, 2021
Part 2 Trauma, Triggers and Safe Spaces with Marie and Melissa
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In this episode, I continue Part 2 of Trauma, Triggers and Safe Spaces with Dr. Marie Louis and Lady Melissa McRae.  Highlighted in this episode are support programs for youth mental health as a learning tool for educators with a focus on social emotional learning.  The overall agenda is concern for the whole child and personal ownership of one's emotions.   Disclaimer: We are providing interviews with our guests for informational purposes only.  References to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by me .  The views and opinions are expressions of our guests.
27:46
July 07, 2021
Part 1 Trauma, Triggers and Safe Spaces with Stacey
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I enjoy listening to music while I write, pray and meditate.  It is a way of connecting with myself and listening.  With so much coming at us each day, it is important to create those safe spaces for conversations.  This week I share a portion of my interview with Stacey Hall-McCleod, a certified therapist who views her profession not as a job but a gift for being able to touch the lives of children and families. We ask in this interview explanations of trauma, triggers, and safe spaces. You can hear and learn more from Stacey as a part of ongoing workshops listed on our website at bulluckg.com.  
42:00
July 07, 2021
Resume
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Unlikely leadership - By man's standard - maybe; but by God's standard, it is more than possible. Taken from the author's book, Servant Leadership NOW - "Stepping Up Your Leadership Call" I share a portion from the text to encourage you as an everyday leader to check your resume.
22:55
June 30, 2021
Do Not Blame It On Adam
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Are you mistakenly blaming others for your state in life? In this episode, I share one of the stories from my book, Servant Leadership NOW -"Stepping Up Your Leadership Call."  
21:53
June 17, 2021
Starting with the Man in the Mirror Mindset
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An example of a printed version of "What is Your Mindset" is available on my website bulluckg.com Our episodes are meant for inspiration, reflection, and meditation.
21:40
June 17, 2021